Top things to do in City Park & Beyond

Top Choice Museum in City Park & Beyond

György Ráth Museum

The one-time home of the eponymous first director (1828–1905) of the Museum of Applied Arts has recently opened and is a shrine to art nouveau/Secessionist art, showing items from the museum (now under renovation). …
Top Choice Museum in City Park & Beyond

Museum of Fine Arts

Housed in a grand Renaissance-style building and once again opened after three years' renovations in late 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts is home to the city’s most outstanding collection of foreign works of art, rang…
Top Choice Square in City Park & Beyond

Heroes' Square

Heroes’ Sq is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest. It is dominated by the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel, holding the Hungarian crown and a…
Top Choice Museum in City Park & Beyond

Palace of Art

The Palace of Art, reminiscent of a Greek temple, is among the city’s largest exhibition spaces. It focuses on contemporary visual arts, with some three to four major exhibitions staged annually; recent exhibitions …
Top Choice Hungarian in City Park & Beyond


With reworked Hungarian classics that make it a winner, the ‘Owl’s Castle’ attracts the Budapest cognoscenti, who leave its sister restaurant, Gundel, next door, to the expense-account brigade. Choose to sit in the …
Top Choice Hungarian in City Park & Beyond


Traditional Hungarian with a twist is on offer at this brilliant restaurant that offers a table d’hôte set-lunch menu of two or three courses and a dinner menu of up to seven; the set lunches are a steal. Book ahead…
Museum in City Park & Beyond

Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Art

This museum of East Asian art is housed in the former villa of its benefactor and namesake; the pagoda in front gives the game away. Founded in 1919, the museum shows cracking temporary exhibitions from its collecti…
Museum in City Park & Beyond

Miksa Róth Memorial House

This fabulous museum exhibits the work of the eponymous art nouveau stained-glass maker Róth (1865–1944) over two floors of the house and workshop where he lived and worked from 1911 until his death. Róth’s dark-bro…
Club in City Park & Beyond


Inside the Széchenyi Baths, Sparty (see what they did there?) organises a variety of weekly club nights combining drinking, a light show, house and funk DJs, VJs, acrobatics and bathing with a very up-for-it and und…
Notable Building in City Park & Beyond

Kőrössy Villa

Built as a family home in 1899, this delightful villa at the top end of Városligeti fasor near City Park is master architect Kálmán Albert Körössy's most extravagant work of French Art Nouveau.